Chatswood

This North Shore suburb boasts so many amenities, you might choose not to take advantage of its streamlined central Sydney access.

Chatswood's high-rise buildings and crowded shopping centers echo Sydney's Central Business District, Chatswood's skyscraping counterpart to the south. Despite this North Shore neighborhood's similarities to the CBD as a cultural, retail, and transportation hub, Chatswood's residential serenity distinguishes it from other urban centers. Brick cottages, contemporary performance spaces, and tree-lined streets await beyond Chatswood's towering buildings and bustling malls. Another celebrated difference? Chatswood is home to an influential Chinese community whose culture and cuisine enhance the neighborhood.

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On the Map

Chatswood is bordered by Chatswood West, Artarmon, Willoughby, Castle Cove/Middle Cove, and Lane Cove

International Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic or 45 minutes by train
Central Station: 25 minutes by bus or train
Opera House / Circular Quay: 25 minutes by bus or train
Bondi Beach: 40 minutes by bus and train

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Business Casual on Sydney's North Shore

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An outer suburb on Sydney's North Shore, Chatswood bustles within its main plazas and whispers within its residential periphery.

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Chatswood manages to feel removed from the clamor of central Sydney without feeling isolated from its energy or cosmopolitan characteristics.

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This northern neighborhood's core is known as a retail destination.

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Outdoor markets and indoor malls complement its urban inclinations and suburban amenities.

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Chatswood's Chinese community influences the neighborhood's culture and cuisine.

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The suburb boasts Sydney's second largest Chinese population.

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Chatswood's dwellings can feel as urban as its hurried commercial counterparts. High-rises aren't reserved solely for the city's center.

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This suburb's towers stand on their own.

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They're characteristically Chatswood.

Chatswood has excellent connections to the city and the northern beaches. It is a superb center for sightseeing, shopping, and dining."

A Bustling Transportation Center

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Escalator traffic equals foot and car traffic in Chatswood, a widely-used transportation hub for commuters and travelers.

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Chatswood Rail Station connects the neighborhood to the rest of Sydney.

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Buses roll inland and toward the beach.

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The Concourse: Chatswood's Creative Commons

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Chatswood stimulates a rich cultural economy.

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Known as the cultural hub of the North Shore, complexes like The Concourse augment the neighborhood's expressive reputation.

Chatswood has a predominantly Asian population."

Urban Reclusion Outside Sydney's Center

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Chatswood expertly balances its dominating urban centers with modest suburban enclaves.

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Unassuming cafes and restaurants dot residential streets.

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Front yards and hand-built fences contribute to the neighborhood's community feel.

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Chatswood elegantly practices casual urbanism.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Wade Laube

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Wade Laube is a commercial photographer based in Sydney. He shoots for a variety of editorial and commercial clients, and has worked on assignment in numerous countries. His work has been exhibited nationally.